Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

DC - Vietnam Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the more famous memorials in Washington DC. It includes a statue of three soldiers, who are looking towards the wall.
The famous wall contains the names of those missing and killed in the war. The sheer number of names is overpowering, and it's very sobering to remember that each of these names was a real person, with family, and hopes and dreams like all of us. These aren't statistics, and I can't think of a memorial that more powerfully brings home the impact of war.
Immediately after this last picture, the skies opened up with a heavy DC storm and we got out of the rain as quickly as we could.
Again, it's impossible to properly thank all those who have served their country, and especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

1 comment:

  1. I can only hope they, all 55,000, knew how much their service meant to us.


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